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Rosemary Cox BAMBERG

December 15, 1935May 9, 2020

Rosemary Cox Bamberg passed away on Saturday May, 9, 2020. She was born on December 15, 1935 to the late Walker and Ruby Cox in Haleyville, AL. She attended Haleyville Elementary and was a graduate of Haleyville High School in 1954. Rosemary moved to Birmingham to attend Birmingham Baptist School of Nursing where she graduated in 1957 as a registered nurse. Rosemary worked for the Baptist Health System Princeton Hospital for 46 years serving as a floor manager, Intensive Care nurse and supervisor of the Coronary Unit and recovery room nurse. Rosemary and her family are members of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, where she was active in the Sanctuary Choir and a Women’s Sunday school class.

Rosemary is survived by her loving husband David Bamberg, her sister Charlotte Barlow of Jacksonville, FL., her son Alan Bamberg and wife Lori, her grandchildren Nicholas and Katherine. Also she leaves behind a sister’s-in-law Betty Bamberg, Sharon Bamberg, her brother –in-law Robert Bamberg, her aunt Mildred Finley of Haleyville, AL and numerous cousins.

A celebration of her wonderful life will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Rosemary Cox BAMBERG

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Melanie Tingle

May 30, 2020

Rosemary and my mother, Ruth Nivens, graduated from nursing school together. They were friends for 60 years. My mother adored Rosemary, and Rosemary visited her weekly before she died of cancer. I will always be grateful that I was able to get to know her better during that time. I am so sorry to hear of her passing, but I know that our precious Lord told her, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." She was an extraordinary lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Melanie Tingle

Judy Rogers

May 26, 2020

David, we are so sorry to hear about Rosemary. You and all the family will be in our prayers.

Carolyn, Kathryn and Judy

Carolyn Chalkley

May 20, 2020

Rosemary was truly an angel of mercy to her patients and their families.
Her pioneering work in opening the first ICU at Princeton was only one example of her remarkable professional career. She was a wonderful role model to students and to those of us who worked with her.
Many years later, she and David were my neighbors so it was wonderful to reconnect. She was a sweet friend and will be missed by all of us whose lives she influenced.

Glenda Mancill

May 19, 2020

Mrs. Bamberg, she was such a dear lady, a dear friend too my sister ... Linda Goodwin! I adored her spunk. God Bless her

Karen Salter

May 18, 2020

Rosemary was my supervisor for many years in CICU. She was such a kind, caring and lovely person. It is a rare gift to know such a wonderful human being. She will always have a special place in my heart.

Robin Smith

May 15, 2020

I loved my Aunt Rosemary so much. I have fond memories of her and my mom and dad and Aunt Charlotte playing the card game rook in the kitchen of Granny’s house in Haleyville. She was always around and always so sweet. I’m so glad she is with her mom and dad and brother in heaven. “When we all see Jesus, we will sing and shout the victory.”

Sarah Barbour

May 14, 2020

Rosemary Bamberg was my first Supervisor in the Medical I.C.U. At Princeton Baptist Medical Center. She was kind, pleasant, and loving. She cared very much for the patients and demonstrated her love in many ways . I loved her and she taught me much. I will miss her greatly. I enjoyed fellowshipping with her at our retirement luncheons. She will be missed greatly. She suffered greatly with her illness and I am glad that she suffers no more.

Becky Harmon

May 14, 2020

If Rosemary was your friend, you had a good one. She was a person of integrity, strength, and faith who cared for others. Although a person of few words, she demonstrated her care for her friends, patients, co-workers, and physicians with whom she worked in countless ways. She was unwavering in her love of BMC Princeton, where she opened one of the first ICUs in Birmingham and lead that unit through a time of tremendous growth. I will surely miss her.

Ginny Bugg

May 13, 2020

I will miss my friend Rosemary: sharing books in our Roundtable club, singing together in choir, having children the same age. Vestavia Hills Baptist Church will not be the same without your lovely presence!

Ann McEntire

May 13, 2020

Rosemary was my first nurse manager in the old ICU at Princeton when I started there in 1975. What a great nurse and wonderful person.


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